Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KODUBALE / ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ (Kannada language)

Kodubale, is a very popular snacks in south India which can also be called as Spicy rings in English because of their spicy taste and the ring structure. Taste of red chilli, rawa/sooji/semolina and rice flour makes it more delicious and attracts people of any age. Kodubale can also be known as grand mother's recipe. Grand mother used to prepare lots of kodubales during summer school vacation. It was time for all cousins to meet at grandma's house, spend time with each other, relax and eat snacks like kodubale. Its called as muruku in Tamil Nadu.There are many variates of muruku, this is one among them. 

(same cup should be used for measuring all ingredients)
Rawa/sooji/samolina - 1 cup (small grains)
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Chick peas/ channa flour/ putani pudi/ Hurgadle - 1/2 cup
Dry coconut powder - 1/2 cup (grated)
Red chillies - 4
Cumin seeds- 3 tb sp.
Salt to taste
Lukewarm water - 2 cups
Oil - 1 ltr for deep frying

Fry rawa, rice flour, chickpeas and dry coconut separately under low heat. Mix all along with red chillies and salt, and grind dry in a blender until it becomes fine grains. 
Use this mixed flour along with cumin seeds and 4-5 tb sp. of hot oil for making kodubale dough. Add required amount of Luke warm water.
Knead this dough for 10-15 minutes. 
Cover the dough with a thin cloth for 20 more minutes. 
After 20 minutes, make small round balls and roll it to thick sticks shape. Join both ends to make it circle/rings. 
Heat oil in a pot/ pan, Deep fry these rings/ kodubale until it turns golden brown color. 
Enjoy them with mint chutney or simply as snacks with tea/coffee.


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